Continuing Education Programs
Well Management Program

Training calendar updated monthly.

Continuing Education Requirements

Apply to license renewal of individual well contractors and certified representatives of limited well and boring contractors, monitoring well contractors, elevator boring contractors, and well contractors. Monitoring well contractors' registration expire December 31 of each year. All other well contractor license types have licenses that expire January 31 of each year.

The revisions to Minnesota Rules, chapter 4725, became effective on August 4, 2008. Two changes in continuing education requirements for license renewal took effect at that time:

  • The number of continuing education credits required annually for certified representatives of limited well/boring contractors and elevator boring contractors is now two credits. However, those two credits must be from a Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)-presented or MDH–sponsored program. Limited well/boring contractors include pump installers, pitless/screen contractors, dewatering well contractors, dug well/drive point contractors, well sealing contractors, vertical heat exchanger contractors.

  • Individual contractors and certified representatives for well contractors and monitoring well contractors must still obtain six credits of MDH-approved continuing education annually. Two of the six credits must be from a MDH-presented or MDH–sponsored program.

License/Registration Renewal

For license/registration renewal, all certified representatives and individual contractors must have obtained two hours of a MDH-presented or MDH-sponsored program in order to renew. Individual contractors and certified representatives for monitoring well contractors and well contractors must also obtain an additional four credits of MDH-approved continuing education (for a total of six credits).

A contact hour is granted for approved continuing education sessions when the training continues for 50 minutes. Continuing education contact hours cannot be "banked" or saved from previous years for future license or registration renewal. Sign-up sheets are usually used to document and verify attendance.

The continuing education activity must be related to wells and borings, drilling technology, groundwater contamination, health aspects of water quality, groundwater monitoring, geology, hydrology, well construction and sealing, water systems and water treatment, or other subjects approved by the MDH.

For additional information about any of these training opportunities, call the program's contact person. For other information about continuing education, new training opportunities, or to request approval for other continuing education activities not listed here, contact Norm Mofjeld, Well Management Section, at 651-201-4593.

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Training Calendar

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2016: Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
July 2016
July 8 4 Minnesota Association of Professional Soil Scientists
2016 Summer Tour

Agriculture Drainage and Water Quality
Renville County
Contact: Peter Weikle 763-276-0006
July 13 4 Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Rushford, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
July 21 4 Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Line Tracing

Chaska, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
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August 2016
August 9-10 4 Northwest Environmental Training Center
Environmental Forensics-Site Characterization and Remediation

University of Phoenix
435 Ford Road, Suite 1000
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Contact: Robert Hawkins 425-270-3274, Ext. 100
August 16 4 Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Fulda, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
August 30 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Line Tracing

Stillwater, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
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September 2016
September 1 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
September 10-13 Credits Pending American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG)
AIPG 53rd National Conference
New Mexico: Land of Geologic Confluences and Cultural Crossroads

Drury Plaza Hotel
828 Paseo De Peralta
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Contact: AIPG Staff 303-412-6205
September 13 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Two Harbors, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
September 14 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
September 15 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245

September 15-16

4 National Drilling Association (NDAO
2016 NDA Convention

Hilton Garden Inn
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Contact: NDA Staff 877-632-4748
September 16 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Baxter, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
September 20-23 Credits Pending American Water Works Association – Minnesota Section
100th Annual Conference

Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center
Duluth, Minnesota
Contact: Brian LeMon 952-832-2774 or Bo Johnston 952-896-0704
September 22 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Fosston, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
September 22 4 University of Minnesota – Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
2016 Clean Water Summit
Green Infrastructure for Clean Water Rethinking Redevelopment and Retrofits

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Staff 612-301-1210
September 23 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Bemidji, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
September 28 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Zumbrota, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
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October 2016
October 3 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Albert Lea, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
October 4 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Rochester, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
October 4-5 Credits Pending Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME)
American Institute of Professional Geologists-Minnesota Section
SME Twin Cities Annual Conference
Mining and Industrial Site Life Cycles

Metropolitan Ballroom
2418 Wayzata Boulevard
Golden Valley, Minnesota
Contact: Bethany Kelly 952-832-2720
October 5 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention

Apple Valley, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
October 6 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Wabasha, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
October 6 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention

St. Cloud, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
October 7 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Wabasha, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
October 12 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Marshall, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
October 12-13 4 Northwest Environmental Training Center
Contaminant Vapor Migration and Intrusion

University of Phoenix
435 Ford Road, Suite 1000
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Contact: Robert Hawkins 425-270-3274, Ext. 100
October 13 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Morris, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
October 14 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Willmar, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
October 18 4 Northwest Environmental Training Center
Brownfield Site Restoration and Remediation- Understanding the Risks and Rewards

University of Phoenix
435 Ford Road, Suite 1000
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Contact: Robert Hawkins 425-270-3274 x100
October 18-19 Credits Pending University of Minnesota – Water Resources Center
Minnesota Water Resources Conference

River Centre
St. Paul, Minnesota
Contact: Katherine Hagberg 612-624-4230
October 19 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Northfield, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
October 20 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Belle Plaine, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
October 21 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Buffalo, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
October 25 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Alexandria, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
October 26 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

St. Cloud, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
October 31 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Brandon, South Dakota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
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November 2016
November 2 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Mankato, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
November 3 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

New Ulm, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
November 9 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Glenville, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
November 10 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Menahga, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
November 11 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Menahga, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
November 16 Credits Pending Minnesota Ground Water Association
Fall Conference

University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center
St. Paul, Minnesota
Contact: Ole Olmanson 952-233-4238
November 18 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Fargo, North Dakota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
November 30 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Forest Lake, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
November 30 2 MDH Minnesota Department of Health
2016 Well Management Videoconference

1-3 p.m.
- St. Paul, Freeman Office Building, B107
- Bemidji District Office
- Duluth District Office
- Fergus Falls District Office
- Mankato District Office
- Marshall District Office
- Rochester District Office
- St. Cloud District Office
Contact: 651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
November 30 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Waite Park, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
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December 2016
December 1 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Cambridge, Minnesota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
December 6 Credits Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Mountain Iron, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
December 8 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Fargo, North Dakota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245
December 9 4 MN Plumbing Training
Code Review and Technical/Other Training

Fargo, North Dakota
Contact: Scott 701-238-9816 or Ruth 701-238-4245

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Questions?
Contact the MDH Well Management Section
651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
health.wells@state.mn.us

Minnesota Department of Health
Updated Monday, July 25, 2016 at 08:49AM